Constructed Worlds newyorker magazine Fiction Novelette Every time I looked up Einstein seemed to be looking back at me in an expectant way as if to say Now what January Issue

  • Title: Constructed Worlds
  • Author: Elif Batuman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 108
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  • newyorker magazine 201Fiction, Novelette Every time I looked up, Einstein seemed to be looking back at me in an expectant way, as if to say, Now what January 23, 2017 Issue

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      Published :2019-03-15T18:19:14+00:00

    About "Elif Batuman"

    1. Elif Batuman

      Elif Batuman is an American author, academic, and journalist Born in New York City to Turkish parents, she grew up in New Jersey She graduated from Harvard College and received her doctorate in comparative literature from Stanford University, where she taught Batuman is currently the writer in residence at Ko University While in graduate school, she studied the Uzbek language in Samarkand, Uzbekistan Her dissertation, titled, The Windmill and the Giant Double Entry Bookkeeping in the Novel, is about the process of social research and solitary construction undertaken by novelists In 2007, she was the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award In February 2010, she published her first book, The Possessed Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, which details her experiences as a graduate student She has also published pieces in The New Yorker, Harper s Magazine, and n 1 Her writing has been described as almost helplessly epigrammatical She resides in Twin Peaks, San Francisco.

    490 thoughts on “Constructed Worlds”


    1. This is an excerpt from her debut novel The Idiot, which comes out in March. This story was well written, but it didn't capture my interest.


    2. Had I not read previously that this was a fictional short story, I would have thought that it was a story of an adult journalist relating memories of early college life. The interactions with roommates and professors, the descriptions of classes, the first Christmas vacation all tend to reinforce these thoughts. Enjoyed this story as it prompted me to search for some of those long ago memories of early college life for me. Enjoyed.


    3. This is a novelette about a young girl starting university. She doesn't know how to use an e-mail and the story starts with that. As every other student she is meeting new people and is trying to find out who she is and what she wants. I liked this story and will be checking out Elif Batuman's novel The Idiot, a part of which this story is.


    4. Good story. I felt very identified with the narrator and her happenings with Svetlana. Very enjoyable although the ending was abrupt.


    5. This short story surprised me, as I found that I identified with the author and her situations. I did find the ending rather abrupt as the author was explaining her life and then it was just like "I wonder what my life will be like in 4 years", the end.


    6. I could so relate to this one on many levels - just starting undergrad as email became a thing, overly excitable classmates juxtaposed against severely boring material in a cold indifferent winter setting, not knowing what to say or how to stand up to anyone at that age.


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